Category Archives: Projects

SIFT Update 2

Introduction This month at the Senator Leahy Center for Digital Investigation, we started analyzing our data. As a part of the SIFT research team, we used our knowledge of digital forensics to scan through files in order to find artifacts that would help us put our criminal behind bars. After we found artifacts, we went […]

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Mobile App Forensics: Travel Apps

Introduction What kinds of information can be found on applications such as Kayak and Google Trips? This project involves analyzing mobile travel apps installed on android-based devices. Our goal is to analyze these applications using UFED Cellebrite in order to give forensic analysts good information on what to look for when extracting data from these […]

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Windows IoT, Vulscan, and Other Problematic Programs

Introduction Last time we touched base, we described our journey into starting our work at the LCDI and our growth as interns, as well as some of the things we learned so far. Today, however, we wanted to touch on a different subject. Many forget that the mistakes, accidents, hiccups, and small failures of any […]

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Application Analysis

Introduction: The Application Analysis team is a group of technical interns at the Leahy Center for Digital Investigation. The LCDI offers  great opportunities for students to gain knowledge and skills in digital forensics and cybersecurity. This project is how four intern students have gone about testing some consumer mobile tracking & monitoring software. Experience: The […]

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Tool Evaluation: Autopsy Blog

Introduction For this intern project, we have chosen to research and analyze the digital forensics tool Autopsy. This tool is open source and the graphical interface for a set of command line tools called the Sleuth Kit. We chose Autopsy because neither of us were familiar with the tool, and we both wanted to learn […]

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Encase Tool Evaluation

Introduction: Over the past five weeks we have been researching and gathering information on Opentext software EnCase 8, readying ourselves to begin dissecting evidence in our mock investigation. As the EnCase 8 intern team, we have been spending large amounts of time watching YouTube videos and diving deep into the manual provided by Opentext software. […]

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SIFT Tool Evaluation

Introduction: The Senator Leahy Center for Digital Investigation (LCDI) is an establishment that was created to encourage Champlain College students to gain technical knowledge of an area within their field of study. As a team, interns are expected to communicate and work together in order to finish a project. This is the experience of the […]

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Python & Nmap

Automated Network Scanner! Team   Network Scanning Overview So far, the Automated Network Scanning Team ! has learned about Python and Nmap. We are planning to use Python to create an automated network scanner and report generator with Nmap. To do this, we had to learn how to install various Python packages, such as libnmap, […]

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FTK Tool Evaluation Update

Introduction In our tool eval team, we are researching and evaluating AccessData’s Forensic Toolkit. This program advertises itself as an all encompassing tool for extracting, analyzing, and compiling digital evidence into a readable format that is acceptable for use in a court of law. Our primary goal as first year college intern students is get […]

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